Kuwait rallies to defence of Iran



“Iran is a friendly neighbouring state and we cannot accept seeing it in an embarrassing situation,” KUNA reported Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah, the oil-rich state’s first deputy premier, defence and interior minister, as saying.



The US and other Western powers have been piling diplomatic pressure on Iran, which they accuse of secretly developing a nuclear weapon. Tehran strongly denies the charge, stating that it merely wants to generate nulcear energy.



Kuwait has called on Iran to show full cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency over its nuclear programme. Kuwait has said it opposes any military strike against Tehran, and has called for a negotiated settlement of the standoff over the nuclear programme.


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